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“Authentic Lao experience”
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Mano Guest House
Ranked #75 of 260 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Vancouver, BC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Authentic Lao experience”
Reviewed October 23, 2007

I stayed in the 5 person "penthouse" suite for 20$ night. it had its own balconey and shower. however, the toilet was in the hallway.
I would recommend making reservations as half the hotel is booked by Lao Airlines for the next 6 months. You'll see pilots and flight attendants coming and going on a daily basis. it is very clean and in a good lao neighbourhood away from the touristy strip.

if you're looking to give alms, the Vat Mano monks pass right in front of the Mano guest house 6-6:15AM every morning. They are one of the poorer temples so I preferred to give my offerings to these 30some monks than the huge procession that happens near the centre.

across the street frm the mano guesthouse is a congee(70-80cents if you have it with a donut) store that serves the local morning rush hour - students on their way to school, tour operators..etc. they close at 8:30AM. two stores from it is a restuarant that serves fried white noodle or rice (1-1.50) and local desserts (30-40cents). this guesthouse may be off the strip but as a result, you get more of the local flavour. much of which is already being painted over with foreign investment in the more touristy parts of town.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — separate toilet
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2006

This Guest House was great value for (US$10) a night.
Good points: cost, great food, cheap laundry service.
Not-so-good: location- is about 10-15 min walk to main street. There are many more guest houses which are much closer to the main street and the river.

All in all, this is a good guest house and if you don't mind a short stroll to town it is fine.

Stayed October 2006
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Louth, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2006

Just walked into the guest house. Had a good room. Very pleased with the whole environment. Good food too.

  • Liked — Friendly
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Food id fine, beer is cold!!!
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 2, 2006

one of the few places in SE asia where meat is served in steak size instead of the usual chopped up stirfry nuggets. premiership football with the excellent Lao Beer make a room in the Mano a perfect chill out on the cheap. the staff are helpful and the service is great. the place is well kept and there's a bank a few doors up. it's not in the heart of the town but thats only ten minutes walk away. it will be the most exercise you'll encounter here unless you're into watersports. (i'm not)
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niall fitzpatrick

  • Stayed February 2005
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Property: Mano Guest House
Address: Ban Viengxay, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #75 of 260 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
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Hotel Class:2 star — Mano Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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